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From Andre Fischer <awf....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [sidebar]Bug 122049: Text displayed on Properties deck when no object is selected
Date Tue, 30 Apr 2013 06:55:45 GMT
On 29.04.2013 17:46, Juergen Schmidt wrote:
> Am Montag, 29. April 2013 um 09:20 schrieb Andre Fischer:
>> On 24.04.2013 13:12, Armin Le Grand wrote:
>>> Hi List,
>>>
>>> I agree that the conent (no content) is not good. What we want the
>>> user to do is to select an object or create/insert one, so it would be
>>> nice to offer just that. It is a suggestion, but offering insertin of
>>> objects may be best. Possibilities for this:
>>>
>>> (1) Gallery
>>> (2) Panel which offers to start DrawObject construction, like in the
>>> drawing toolbar
>>>
>>> We have a panel for (1), but the context switch would need to change
>>> the TabBar (instead of reacting on context switch and changing the
>>> panels dependent of content).
>>>
>>> We have no panel for (2), but it may be not too difficult to crreate
>>> one. Wouldn't it be nice to have/show that panel for other apps, too?
>>> It could show the draw object creators as ToolBars with useful groups,
>>> but some of this vertically, thus offering a much more direct
>>> selection which object creation to start than the current Draw toolbar
>>> offers...
>>>
>>> Maybe too much for 4.0, but...
>>>
>>> Sincerely,
>>> Armin
>>>
>>
>> We still need the replacement text when there is no panel. I agree
>> that we should show a property panel for Draw. But there are situations
>> where there is no panel defined. It can even happen as a result of a
>> configuration error.
>>
>> So, does anybody has a better idea than
>>
>> "Please, select an object to access its properties"
>>
>> and
>>
>> "Properties for the task that you are performing are not available for
>> the current selection"
>>
> We should keep in mind that this kind of changes means some extra work to update the
translation sources.
>
> It's possible but if at all we will probably update the files only ones. This means we
have to define a deadline for this kind of changes.

Would the end of the week be OK?

-Andre

>
> Juergen
>> ?
>> -Andre
>>
>>> On 24.04.2013 09:37, Andre Fischer wrote:
>>>> On 23.04.2013 21:43, RGB ES wrote:
>>>>>  From enhancement request 122049
>>>>>
>>>>> https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=122049
>>>>>
>>>>> With the sidebar enabled, on a Draw document with no object selected
>>>>> the
>>>>> Properties deck shows no controls and only displays the following text
>>>>>
>>>>> "Properties for the task that you are performing are not available
>>>>> in the
>>>>> sidebar at this time"
>>>>>
>>>>> This text is a bit misleading, because it is not clear that you only
>>>>> need
>>>>> to select an object to see something there.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm no native English speaker so I'm not able to provide a good
>>>>> alternative
>>>>> for that text. Something like
>>>>>
>>>>> "Please, select an object to access its properties"
>>>>>
>>>>> comes to my mind, but for sure there is a better wording. Suggestions?
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards
>>>>> Ricardo
>>>>>
>>>> Thanks for starting this discussion. What about this:
>>>>
>>>> "Properties for the task that you are performing are not available
>>>> for the current selection"
>>>>
>>>> -Andre
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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